HP ElitePad 900 Business Tablet and Accessories Review
17 April 2014
Summary: Overall, HP's ElitePad is a really promising business tablet at a fair price of $750 for the 32GB version, or $800 for the boosted 64GB of storage. The high cost of additional accessories might be off-putting for some customers, but you can rest assured they should be a high-quality investment if...
Pros: Sleek and Durable Design:, Designed For IT Simplicity:, Fantastic Accessories:
Cons: Limited Functionality Without Expensive Accessories:, Conflicting Accessories:, Multitasking Performance Suffers:, Sound Buzzing Through Headphone Jack:
Conclusion: The HP ElitePad 900 is a business-worthy Windows 8 tablet that a consumer could love. The jackets remind us of the grand days of the HP iPAQ and its sleeves: they make the device useful in a variety of scenarios while maintaining portability and augmenting battery life.
Pros: Lovely design with aluminum casing, sharp IPS display, a variety of useful expansion jackets and docks make this very versatile.
Cons: Expensive, not lighter than an Ultrabook when paired with the keyboard jacket. The Intel Atom Z2760 isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Few ports on tablet itself.
Excerpt: With the ElitePad 900, HP is making a better case than I expected for the business-grade, Atom-powered Windows 8 tablet. Using roughly the same form factor as the HP Envy X2 (sans the keyboard dock), the ElitePad has been designed from the inside out to be a business-fleet tool.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a solid work-friendly tablet with mobile broadband and the option of adding lots of connectivity, either via the desktop dock or the Expansion Jacket, the ElitePad 900 is an excellent choice.
Pros: Versatile Smart Jacket design adds ports, a keyboard, and can extend battery life, Nice-looking screen, Tablet is relatively light
Cons: Tablet lacks connectivity without Smart Jackets, which cost extra, Productivity Jacket (keyboard) is expensive and disappointing, Lower-resolution screen than competing devices
Conclusion: HP believes there’s a demand in the enterprise market for tablets that can go feasibly go anywhere and do anything. We agree, but don’t agree that the 900 is capable of filling that role. Much of the problem lies with the limits of current technology.
Excerpt: Ever since the first CEO demanded from his IT department that he be allowed to use his iPad at the office, tablet makers have been working to create a device that bridges the gap between work and play. HP's latest tablet, the ElitePad 900, attempts to do just that.
This is a Windows 8 tablet for business users that's thin and light, and designed to be flexible via optional dongles and Jackets
Good Gear Guide.au
29 July 2013
Summary: If you require a Windows tablet that's thin and light, then the ElitePad 900 is for you. It runs an Intel Atom CPU, so it's not quick, but it can run for many hours on end and it won't get warm.
Pros: Thin and light, Feels good to hold, Heaps of options
Cons: Lacks built-in USB and video out, Low screen resolution, Optional extras can add significantly to the overall cost
Summary: HP’s ElitePad 900 Windows 8 tablet has been designed for power users and combines a slim and light design with the power and speed of a laptop. The device has a 10.1-inch display and an Intel Atom Z2760 1.8Ghz processor with Intel Burst and Hyper-Threading Technology.
Excerpt: Fazit: Das HP ElitePad 900 erweist sich im Test als ein gutes Windows-8-Tablet, das sich mit seinem Spitzendisplay positiv von der Konkurrenz abhebt. Die mäßige Mobilität und das vergleichsweise schlechte Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis überzeugen aber weniger.